Re: Can someone please answer...
Some folks on this board have American-line dogs that are gorgeous, strong, and stable! I *think* .. not sure.. maybe WiscTiger and Amaruq have the ones I am thinking of-- REALLY gorgeous, sound-minded dogs that I happen to envy... yes, envy!!
That said, I personally don't like the most extreme Am showline dogs bred specificly to do well in specialty shows. In my viewpoint, these specimens are too often nervous, flighty, insecure, unstable in the mind.
Again... these extreme "specialty type" Am line show dogs differ from the VERY nice stable, smart, handsome hobby-breeder American dogs bred to be smart, reliable companions.
I can admit that I am leery of weak nerves in those extreme Am showlines bred for specialty wins. That aside, I can not look down upon any type of GSD-- there are sane, stable members in each group.... one must be a good researcher and shopper to avoid the problem dogs in each type, and find that perfect match.
Grimm van den Heuvel, aka "The Doofinator"
My strong-minded, very loving boy